Field Trip: The Podcast

A podcast that seeks to unearth stories from normal people doing amazing things to leave this planet in a better state than we found it. 2015 Sydney Fellowship Project

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Translating big ideas into everyday conversations and smaller actions that stem from regular individuals who want to make the world a better place.

Field Trip is a podcast that seeks to unearth stories from normal people doing amazing things to leave this planet in a better state than we found it.

One of the questions we initially asked ourselves was ‘how can we effect behaviour change or help people connect their actions to contemporary issues and problems in sustainability?’ Our key idea being that the power of storytelling, especially narratives and listening are key to that question. Our second idea was that in a digitally-networked age the podcast is the ideal medium.

Throughout the development and production process we eventually came back to a traditional edited interview format. The aim was to illustrate how big ideas translate into everyday conversations and smaller actions that stem from regular individuals who want to make the world a better place.

We’re a team of seven individuals united by an interest in storytelling and sustainability. We wanted to create a podcast that was solutions-focused and optimistic because we felt that storytelling has immense power to direct conversations around sustainability.

Field Trip gave us the opportunity to develop distinct project skills. Some of the team are podcast enthusiasts who wanted to develop skills in interviewing and audio production. Some of us wanted to develop skills in marketing, product management or communication.

Over the course of the project component of the Fellowship program we developed, produced and edited our pilot episode!

Our call to action is that when you hear another person's story, reflect on the small, meaningful actions individuals can make to create change. Then make that change!

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